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Californication takes final fling on Showtime

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"Californication" is returning for its seventh and final season in April, 2014, according to a Dec. 9, 2013 press announcement emailed by Showtime Networks. The premium cable series stars David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon in a story about hedonism along with sexcapades and misadventures.

Unabashed hedonist Hank Moody (Duchovny) will take viewers on a final romp, according the the announcement by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. The series is created and executive produed by Tom Kapinos. David Duchovny is the series star and is also an executive producer

“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, "Californication" has been one of our groundbreaking signature series. We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody. Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike.” - David Nevins

"Californication," follows hedonistic writer Hank Moody, who fights to balance the demands of his insatiable libido, unpredictable career, ex-girlfriend/muse Karen (Natascha McElhone) and beloved daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin). He’s aided, and sometimes abetted, by best friend/agent Charlie (Evan Handler) and Charlie’s bawdy wife Marcy (Pamela Adlon).

In the final season, Hank will join the writer's room as his never-released film “Santa Monica Cop” becomes a television series. The show's old-school executive producer Rick Rath (guest star Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos"), riles Hank, as do his fellow writing team members, including Goldie (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Alonzo (co-star Alonzo Bodden)/

Hank's old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham) reemerges and causes additional chaos in Hank’s life, which is also complicated by his on-off relationship with Karen. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy grapple with the aftermath of their reunion and an enticing offer from her ex-husband Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky).

Also guest starring in the final season are: Rob Lowe, Brandon T. Jackson, Oliver Cooper and Mercedes Masohn.

The series has garnered accolades over its first six season,including five Emmy nominations and two wins, six Golden Globe nominations and one win, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

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